Wolf Pack making case for Top 25

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RENO - NV Nevada is off to a 4-0 start in the Mountain West and Saturday's road win over Air Force was their sixth true road win of the season, the second most in the country.

"I think our guys just feel comfortable. I think that they feel confident and it's hard to win on the road and we didn't play that good for stretches of the Air Force, but they're a hard team to play at home, so every game creates its own challenge," said Nevada head coach Eric Musselman.

"Just the fact that we want to win every game and we go into every game with that mentality no matter where it's at we just have to get it done and find a way," added junior Jordan Caroline.

The Wolf Pack are currently 17th in RPI, but there is one area they're still looking to improve.

"If you wanna critique or criticize areas to try to get better at you're probably going to look to the defense just based on the numbers and such," said Musselman.

"It's not like we're not capable of playing defense cause we really are, we've got long, athletic guys, we've got a lot of length on the floor, we just have to make sure we use it," said junior Cody Martin.

Entering Saturday's game against Utah State the Wolf Pack have won 13 straight games against Mountain West opponents and now after battling illness for weeks they're finally healthy.

"The throw up stuff was towards the latter part of our sickness, but we're healthy now. There's no excuses, we tip it up Saturday. We're healthy and ready to go," said Musselman.

"I feel like there was a lot of our teammates and stuff were kind of feeling under the weather and just felt like it was a lingering kind of sickness that we couldn't get rid of, but I'm just proud of our guys for pushing through," added Martin.